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Redface moray
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae
Genus: Monopenchelys
Species: M. acuta
Binomial name
Monopenchelys acuta
(A. E. Parr, 1930)
  • Uropterygius acutus Parr, 1930
  • Rabula acuta (Parr, 1930)

Monopenchelys acuta, the redface moray or redface eel,[2] is a species of saltwater eel, the only member of the genus Monopenchelys of the Muraenidae (Moray eel) family. It is found in the Atlantic, the eastern Pacific, and the western Indian Ocean. Its length is up to 209 mm.[3]


  1. ^ Synonyms of Monopenchelys acuta at
  2. ^ Common names of Monopenchelys acuta at
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Monopenchelys acuta" in FishBase. June 2011 version.